One of my shows is ending this year and it makes me sad. Not entirely because I will miss this show that I have been watching for 10 years, but it’s sort of the end of a TV era for me. Let me explain.
|Smallville Season 1|
Back in 2001 when Smallville premiered, I was living in my first home, a townhouse in a town called Jamison, PA. It was a brand new development and a brand new home. The place was small but cool, with three levels, the basement being the best man cave I have ever dwelled in.
2001 was a great year for Television, and my three VCRs were recording shows constantly. I became a master of VCR programming at this point in my life. There was NO way I was gonna miss one of my shows… and there were a lot of them.
|Buffy Season 5|
Buffy the Vampire Slayer was on in 2001, it was the fifth season, which is a great one although not my favorite. I like the fourth season most because of the Initiative...I know people don't always agree with that statement... sorry. Anyway, the season ending in 2001 gave us the penultimate episode as we witnessed the death of Buffy.
|Angel Season 2|
Angel was in its second season, again not my favorite of this series either, but a good one. I mean we did get to see Angel and Darla get it on... hey now! I like the last season of Angel the best... to many good things happen to name. (Angel was turned into a Muppet for God Sake.)
|Alias Season 1|
|Star Trek Enterprise|
Would you believe Xena was in its last season during 2001? Yeah, I loved the Hercules and Xena shows, but for some reason I missed the last seasons of both. Sure a bunch of months separated the end of Xena and the beginning of those other shows, but it was still the same year.
|Xena Season 6|
Here is the season 1 into: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMpEc_Lan1w
AND you can watch part 1 of the first episode here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHcIra242ao
|Mutant-X Season 1|
With Smallville ending, so will those days where SO many great shows were on TV at once.
I mean BSG has come and gone, so has LOST. ROME only had two seasons… What do I watch now? I watch Vampire Diaries and True Blood. I very much enjoy the STARZ Spartacus series, but how long can that last? They killed everyone off! I watch some reality shows like the Amazing Race, but I need good scripted programs and I prefer they be serialized. I was a fan of the X-Files, like most people, but it was "monster of the week"…. wait… when did X-Files end?
2002? Really? Wow…. HOLY SHIT! Then add that to my list above. I was watching X-Files in 2001 too, but I cannot remember it. It was season 8 of 9... Oh yeah, a Dogget Season... meh...
|X-Files Season 8|
Poor Legend of the Seeker….You were fun while you lasted.
Well back to writing. I have 3 books to finish this year, and not a whole lot of TV shows to distract me.
Kevin James Breaux